The ECB’s monetary policy strategy review

Photo: Mario Schmitt

On July 8, 2021, the European Central Bank approved and published its new monetary policy strategy. The ‘old’ strategy – announced in October 1998, ie 10 weeks before the start of the euro – was last reviewed in 2003 and adjusted slightly. That it took so long for a comprehensive review can be seen as an indication that the framework decided more than 20 years ago has worked well.

The main changes are the following. Price stability is best maintained by aiming for 2% inflation over the medium

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